MPHI: Utilizing Culturally Responsive and Racially Equitable Evaluation

Meeting Dates: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 to Thursday, October 6, 2022
Meeting Time and Location: 

1-5pm daily


Utilizing Culturally Responsive and Racially Equitable Evaluation

  • October 4-6

  • 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

  • Virtual – Zoom Sessions

  • $495 per person

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The field of evaluation is being challenged to utilize processes that consider who is being evaluated and who is conducting the evaluation. MPHI has worked to develop useful frameworks, tools, and approaches that evaluators could consider, to focus on the ways that race and culture might influence an evaluation process. This resulted in the development of a framework for conducting evaluations using a culturally responsive and racial equity lens. This workshop focuses on the practical use of a culturally responsive and racially equitable evaluation (CRREE).

The framework argues that culture and race are important considerations when conducting an evaluation because we believe that there are both critical and substantive nuances that are often missed, ignored, and/or misinterpreted when an evaluator is not aware of the culture of those being evaluated. CRREE can be utilized to undo racism and oppression previously upheld by researchers, evaluators, institutions, and symptoms. Participants will be provided with a Template for Analyzing Programs through a Culturally Responsive and Racial Equity Lens, designed to focus deliberately on an evaluation process that takes race, culture, equity, and community contexts into consideration. Presenters will also share a “How-to Process” focused on the cultural competencies of the individuals conducting evaluations, how such competencies might be improved, and strategies for doing so. This is the result of thinking around creating a self-assessment instrument for evaluators, based primarily on the cultural-proficiencies literature, and relates specifically to components of the template. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in small-group exercises to apply the concepts contained in the template to real-world evaluation processes. Based on these experiences, participants will gain practical knowledge on the use of the lens.